Great Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Tractor Run in Aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre on Sunday

Millstreet Vintage Club held a most successful Tractor Run on Sunday February 26 last in Millstreet in aid of Millstreet Day Care (Canon O’Donovan Centre),the Club wish to thank everyone for the fantastic support received at the Event with an impressive 70 Tractors taking to the Road just after 12.30pm with the Run leaving Millstreet and taking in some great Countryside Views in the Duhallow Region before crossing over the Border into the Kingdom of Kerry as it transversed close to Rathmore before looping back on a similar but slightly different Route to return back to Millstreet over an hour and a half later,the Weather was kind as well for the occasion and Clerks of the Course Dan O’Riordan and Danny Lane wish to thank all the Marshals for keeping the Event Run smoothly on the Road and in helping to co-ordinate Parking etc,also many thanks to Mick Duggan and his Co-Pilot Willie Fitzgerald along with Bike Marshalls Seanie Kelleher and Anthony Kelleher for leading the Tractors out on the Road and keeping the Run progress so smoothly,to the Hardworking Crew at Sign On and to the Media and Photographers for covering the Event also many thanks to All the Crew at the Millstreet Day Centre for providing the Venue and Great Hospitality at Sign On,also thanks to An Garda Siochana and Cork County Council for there help,the Club would like to Thank our Sponsors who provided Spot Prizes for the Draw,the Prizes were Sponsored by Colemans Millstreet,Tim Lucey Car Sales,Dan Barry Crash Repairs,Dan and Mary O’Riordan,Danny Lane,John Cooper Tractors and Millstreet Motor Factors and finally Millstreet Vintage Club want to thank Everyone for the great Turn Out and Support received from the Public on the day,it is very much appreciated.

Photos Courtesy of Danny Lane.





Kilimanjaro awaits for Millstreet Woman Eleanor as she climbs for Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Eleanor Siochrú from Ballydaly is taking on a Mission to Mount Kilimanjero for Charity, Eleanor is a Daughter to Dan and Mary O`Riordan Ballydaly but is now living well beyond the county bounds in Burnham, just outside Dingle Town.
So she’s well accustomed to venturing beyond her comfort zone, and she’ll prove that again later this month, but this time it’ll be a bigger ask than leaving the Rebel County for the Kingdom.
On February 18, she’ll be part of a group climbing Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. She’ll do so to raise funds for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, and with good reason.
“My husband Ronan’s grandmother [Gretta] died about two and a half years ago, and she had suffered with it, so it’s in memory of her, but it’s something that has touched every family and I want this to keep that in mind as well,
Eleanor is by no means a stranger to taking on a great adventure, best proven by her trip to Machu Picchu in South America about five years ago, but most of her training for the upcoming climb has been carried out locally.
“I’m playing football with Dingle, the ladies football club, we started about three or four weeks ago, and I train twice a week with them,” she said. “I also go to a gym in Killorglin and climb Mount Brandon, I try to do it once a week but at least once every two weeks.
“The target, starting off, was to raise €500 for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, but we’ve already gone beyond that, and the more we bring in, the better!” she added.
If you’d like to support Eleanor’s very worthy fundraising effort, you can do so on the dedicated Just Giving Page Below at